So after the debacle of the first sock, I fortunately had no problems with v2 of these socks, made for Kuka’s CanAssist sock drive.Details
Pattern: Spindle Socks by Anna Bell
– a great cable sock pattern – very quick and easy, thanks to the slipping of the stitch which you end up cabling – makes it much easier. And the sportweight yarn and bigger sticks helps too! If I was making these again, I’d probably do the legs one or two repeats longer, but I wasn’t sure how much yarn I’d have left so played it safe and just did as the pattern said.
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino in a gorgeous red – colour 340700 – 2 x 50g balls
Sticks: 3mm KnitPicks Harmony dpns.
Time: Leaving aside the time for the first unfortunate sock, these took 20 days – mainly knit on the bus too! Started on 1 April and finished on 20 April – yay!
What I learnt: Trust my instincts on gauge!
I hope the person who receives these truly finds them a warm hug for their feet. Despite the frogging, I really enjoyed making these socks and put lots of warm thoughts into them.